- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators don’t agree about how much to restrict the bundling of multiple measures into a single bill.

The Senate voted 35-4 on Wednesday to approve proposed rules governing interactions with the House after stripping out a provision against bundling. Critics say bundling leads to sloppy legislation.

House members added the anti-bundling provision last week before approving the joint rules. The two chambers must draft a final, compromise version.

The House wants to prevent negotiators from the two chambers from bundling more than two measures together in the final version of a bill.

Bundling occurs because the same teams of lawmakers negotiate over multiple measures on broad topics such as insurance and agriculture.

Senate leaders said they’re fine with a limit, but think the House’s proposal is too strict.



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